Posts Categorized Under

Recent Healthcare Posts

US News “Best” Diets

So…I’ve received a ton of emails, FB pings and twitter inquiries about the recent US News piece that ranked Paleo dead last in a list that included SlimFast, MediFast and Weight Watchers as contenders in this Diet Battle Royale. The whole thing is as sad as it is funny, but the most important feature to all of this is… Continue Reading

Clearing up Kidney Confusion: Introduction

From Kon-Tiki to Kidneys: Let the Evidence Speak I’ve been talking about and studying this paleo nutrition/evolutionary medicine idea since late 1998 when I first ran across the topic. It’s impossible to describe how much the landscape has changed and how much more we know…Holy CATS…13 years later! If you’ve read my book or just… Continue Reading

Paleo Physicians Network is LIVE!!

Well, It’s off life support anyway. It has a few buggs and I’m getting used to the back-end, but it’s finally rolling. For a simple front-end you would not believe the back-end that went into this thing. What we need from y’all We need doctors, pharmacists, PT’s, Nurse practitioners, DC’s, ND’s, DO’s, LAC’s…you know, primary care health providers to… Continue Reading

Protein deebate

The China Study: Junk Science and Lies

Sorry for the re-post, but this is too important not to pass around. Free The Animal has an outstanding post on the misleading pile of dookie that is The China Study. Here is the original analysis that Richard is referring  to which was generated by Denise Minger. If you recall, we funded a debate between T.… Continue Reading

BullShit

Insulin: Anorexic?

Someone shot a link to the blog about a guy who was taking Gary Taubes to task on various issues. Link to that here. Well…actually, that link is to the blog, not the specific post I wanted. Well, anyway, James’ original post had a list a greivances with Gary Taubes stuff, one of which was… Continue Reading

caveman

More Type 1 Diabetes

Here is an interesting comment. One of two things is at work here: 1-As she notes, this may be a  bounce back period in which the pancreas is not completely destroyed and is still working in spurts. or 2-They have removed the environmental irritants that CAUSED the Type 1 in the first place (gluten, grains)… Continue Reading

jhan67l

Isn't it Genetics?

I received the following comment from Aaron and it’s an important point I’ve been meaning to make. As biotech makes it’s way into our lives there is a growing tendency to attribute EVERYTHING to genetics. Thousands of times I’ve heard the fatalistic refrain: “Well, my parents had diabetes (or heart disease or you pick the issues)… Continue Reading

sde0022l

Statins and Rhabdomyolysis

A theory exists for the mechanism of why statins increase rhabdomyolysis. For those of you who have been under a rock or lifting with your Sears 110lb cement barbell set, rhabdomyolysis (rhabdo) is a potentially life threatening condition that can occur in response to too much or too intense of exercise. Large amounts of eccentric… Continue Reading